Audio: St Bartholomew’s Day 1572: A Sixteenth-Century Massacre

Posted at The Heidelblog:

In 1572 the French Reformed Church was nearly destroyed within the space of a week in an orgy of murder. This massacre was the result of some cold-blooded political and religious calculations and a growing distrust of and hatred toward French Reformed Christians (Huguenots). It is reasonably clear that about 2,000 Huguenots were murdered in Paris but the bloodshed did not end there. It spread to the countryside and at contemporary scholars estimate that 10,000 Huguenots were murdered in the following days. ...

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